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Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he's hardly ever mentioned.

Tags: Greatest, Poets  ✍ Author: Robert Adamson

I want to be a poet and have a chance to explore that and let people know what's really on my mind.

Tags: Chance, Mind  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

Tags: Poetry, Survive  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.

Tags: Imagination, Lover  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

And muse on Nature with a poet's eye.

Tags: Eye, Nature  ✍ Author: Thomas Campbell

No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there was any better than himself.

Tags: Believed, Himself  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature.

Tags: Bad, Nature  ✍ Author: Edward Dahlberg

We are proud to have with us the poet lariat of Chicago.

Tags: Chicago, Proud  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

A poem is a naked person... Some people say that I am a poet.

Tags: Poem  ✍ Author: Bob Dylan

The bad poet is usually unconscious where he ought to be conscious, and conscious where he ought to be unconscious.

Tags: Bad, Conscious  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable, and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.

Tags: Concerned, Poor  ✍ Author: E. M. Forster

Everywhere I go I find that a poet has been there before me.

Tags: Everywhere  ✍ Author: Sigmund Freud

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.

Tags: Condition, Work  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

'Therefore' is a word the poet must not know.

Tags: Poetry, Word  ✍ Author: Andre Gide

The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet.

Tags: Envies, Player  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Pound's crazy. All poets are. They have to be. You don't put a poet like Pound in the loony bin.

Tags: Crazy, Put  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.

Tags: Daring, Power  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

I have never considered myself a poet. I have no interest in poetic artistry.

Tags: Interest, Poetic  ✍ Author: Muhammad Iqbal

I am a guest of the French language. My poems in French are born of my interaction with the French language, which is not the same as that of a French poet.

Tags: Born, Language  ✍ Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

The poet laureate of England talked about murdering Jews on the West Bank.

Tags: Bank, England  ✍ Author: Phil Katz

The eye is the notebook of the poet.

Tags: Eye, Notebook  ✍ Author: James Russell Lowell

When I talk of hearing a poet's voice speaking, I always think of it as in the presence of the man.

Tags: Talk, Voice  ✍ Author: Norman MacCaig
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I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet.

Tags: Express, Since  ✍ Author: Aristide Maillol

The writer of prose can only step aside when the poet passes.

Tags: Step, Writer  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.

Tags: Scientist, Writer  ✍ Author: Vladimir Nabokov

When Robert Frost was alive, I was known as the other new England poet, which is to be barely known at all.

Tags: Alive, Known  ✍ Author: Howard Nemerov

Everything on this record is what I really wanted to say, and I'm back to being the poet I always thought I was.

Tags: Thought, Wanted  ✍ Author: Stevie Nicks

I'd like people to remember me for a diligent expert workman. I think a poet is a workman. I think Shakespeare was a workman. And God's a workman. I don't think there's anything better than a workman.

Tags: God, Remember  ✍ Author: Laurence Olivier

Joyce is a poet and also an elephantine pedant.

Tags: Joyce  ✍ Author: George Orwell

No bad man can be a good poet.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Boris Pasternak

A poet clings to his own tradition and avoids internationalism.

Tags: Tradition  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

According to them, the poet is confined to the provinces with his mouth broken on his own syllabic trapeze.

Tags: Broken, Mouth  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

The antagonism between the poet and the politician has generally been evident in all cultures.

Tags: Between, Politician  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

Too much is demanded by the critic, attempted by the poet.

Tags: Critic, Demanded  ✍ Author: John Crowe Ransom

I was a piano player before I was a poet.

Tags: Piano, Player  ✍ Author: Gil Scott-Heron

I am a better novelist than a poet, playwright, or essayist.

Tags: Novelist, Playwright  ✍ Author: Jose Saramago

None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet.

Tags: God, Name  ✍ Author: Torquato Tasso

But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of his verse, the poet walks gagged through his own biography.

Tags: Few, Line  ✍ Author: John Updike

The poet is a madman lost in adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Lost  ✍ Author: Paul Verlaine

The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things.

Tags: Far, Invisible  ✍ Author: Leonardo da Vinci

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

Tags: Country, Him  ✍ Author: Walt Whitman

A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote.

Tags: Else, Poetry  ✍ Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Poetry is a succession of questions which the poet constantly poses.

Tags: Poetry, Questions  ✍ Author: Vicente Aleixandre

These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can't live with them, or without them.

Tags: Impossible, Women  ✍ Author: Jean-Bertrand Aristide

A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.

Tags: Bomb, Write  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

A poet is a professional maker of verbal objects.

Tags: Maker, Verbal  ✍ Author: W. H. Auden

If the poet has pursued a moral objective, he has diminished his poetic force.

Tags: Force, Moral  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

Always be a poet, even in prose.

Tags: Poetry, Prose  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

The most original sin is not the thinker's but the poet's.

Tags: Original, Sin  ✍ Author: Peter Berg

An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.

Tags: Actor  ✍ Author: Marlon Brando

Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.

Tags: Individual, Language  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

For the poet the credo or doctrine is not the point of arrival but is, on the contrary, the point of departure for the metaphysical journey.

Tags: Journey, Point  ✍ Author: Joseph Brodsky

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.

Tags: India, Respect  ✍ Author: James Broughton

A paranoiac like a poet, is born, not made.

Tags: Born  ✍ Author: Luis Bunuel

If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

Tags: Cannot, Poetry  ✍ Author: David Carradine

A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof.

Tags: Leave, Proof  ✍ Author: Rene Char

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.

Tags: Admiration, Wants  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood.

Tags: Tragedy, Worst  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

The poet doesn't invent. He listens.

Tags: Invent, Poetry  ✍ Author: Jean Cocteau

If there ever was a poet for the working class Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard would be my nomination.

Tags: Class, Working  ✍ Author: David Allan Coe

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.

Tags: Flattering, Silence  ✍ Author: Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Well, I like to write poetry. I'm a published poet.

Tags: Poetry, Write  ✍ Author: Misha Collins

You will find the poet who wrings the heart of the world, or the foremost captain of his time, driving a bargain or paring a potato, just as you would do.

Tags: Heart, Time  ✍ Author: Rebecca Harding Davis

It's the combination of the intimate and the public that I find so exciting about being poet laureate.

Tags: Exciting, Public  ✍ Author: Rita Dove

I was appointed Poet Laureate. It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates had been considerably older than I. It was not something that I even had begun to dream about!

Tags: Dream, Older  ✍ Author: Rita Dove

For a poet to depict a poet in poetry is a hazardous experiment; in regarding one's own trade a sense of humour and a little wholesome cynicism are not amiss.

Tags: Poetry, Sense  ✍ Author: Edward Dowden

I like to think that I'm a sort of poet for our times.

Tags: Times  ✍ Author: Carol Ann Duffy

A poet's cultural baggage and erudition can interfere with a poem.

Tags: Cultural, Interfere  ✍ Author: Douglas Dunn

They think I'm going to be a schoolteacher but I'm going to be a poet.

 ✍ Author: Janet Frame

Kevin Smith is so great in 'Kingdom Come,' isn't he? He's kind of this very earthy poet. He just has this immediate gregariousness, like, you kind of just want to be his pal.

Tags: Great, Kingdom  ✍ Author: Daniel Gillies

If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.

Tags: Everybody, Read  ✍ Author: Nikki Giovanni

Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet.

Tags: Employment, Unpleasant  ✍ Author: Oliver Goldsmith

To be a poet is a condition rather than a profession.

Tags: Condition, Rather  ✍ Author: Robert Graves

A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Permanent  ✍ Author: G. H. Hardy

A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

Tags: Ideas, Permanent  ✍ Author: Godfrey Harold Hardy

The Western poet and writer of romance has exactly the same kind of difficulty in comprehending Eastern subjects as you have in comprehending Western subjects.

Tags: Romance, Writer  ✍ Author: Lafcadio Hearn

I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony.

Tags: Dream, Written  ✍ Author: Ben Hecht

But here's the thing: what you do as a screenwriter is you sell your copyright. As a novelist, as a poet, as a playwright, you maintain your copyright.

Tags: Here, Sell  ✍ Author: Beth Henley

I'm not a journalist; I'm a poet.

Tags: Journalist  ✍ Author: Werner Herzog

I love the 19th-century idea of the flaneur, the poet wandering through the streets.

Tags: Idea, Love  ✍ Author: Howard Hodgkin

I'm uncomfortable with the focus on the poet and not on the poem.

Tags: Focus, Poem  ✍ Author: Yusef Komunyakaa

It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.

Tags: Impossible, Soul  ✍ Author: Sofia Kovalevskaya

A man may be variously accomplished, and yet be a feeble poet.

Tags: Feeble, May  ✍ Author: George Henry Lewes

Jim wanted to be known as a poet, first and foremost.

Tags: Known, Wanted  ✍ Author: Ray Manzarek

The poet does not know - often he will never know - whom he really writes for.

Tags: Often, Whom  ✍ Author: Eugenio Montale

I earn more than I thought I would when I became a poet.

Tags: Earn, Thought  ✍ Author: Steven Patrick Morrissey

I would enjoy having dinner with the poet/playwright Derek Walcott.

Tags: Dinner, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Walter Dean Myers

Theodore Roethke was a poet I was raised with so he has a lot of sentimental value for me.

Tags: Theodore, Value  ✍ Author: Krist Novoselic

All a poet can do today is warn.

Tags: Today, Warn  ✍ Author: Wilfred Owen

Every good poet includes a critic, but the reverse is not true.

Tags: Good, True  ✍ Author: William Shenstone

I want to be remembered as a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played.

Tags: Played, Remembered  ✍ Author: Mattie Stepanek

The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.

Tags: Existence, Exists  ✍ Author: Wallace Stevens

The poet is the priest of the invisible.

Tags: Invisible, Priest  ✍ Author: Wallace Stevens

I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.

Tags: Painter  ✍ Author: Adlai Stevenson

I'm tired of being this solemn poet of the masses, the enigma shrouded in a mystery.

Tags: Mystery, Tired  ✍ Author: Michael Stipe

There is something about a poet which leads us to believe that he died, in many cases, as long as 20 years before his birth.

Tags: Birth, Died  ✍ Author: James Thurber

I'm much more of a musician than a poet. I just feel much more confident about my musical abilities.

Tags: Confident, Musical  ✍ Author: Jan Timman

The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.

Tags: Fantasy, While  ✍ Author: Lionel Trilling

I would love to be the poet laureate of Coney Island.

Tags: Island, Love  ✍ Author: Thornton Wilder

I am not quite a poet but I am something of the kind.

Tags: Quite  ✍ Author: Edmund Wilson
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